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September 27, 2018 09:08 AM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Picks up save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson struck out a batter over a perfect inning to pick up the save against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Recent closer Ty Buttrey (knee) was shut down for the season, so Johnson was called upon to close out a tight contest after Hansel Robles picked up Tuesday's save. Fellow relievers Blake Parker and Justin Anderson have also experienced success in the ninth inning this season, so a committee situation appears likely as the Halos play out the string.

September 11, 2018 01:28 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Will start bullpen game Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is listed as Tuesday's starter against the Rangers, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

The Angels are dealing with several injured starters, so Johnson will start a bullpen game Tuesday. The veteran reliever hasn't pitched more than two innings this season, and that will likely be his limit before handing the ball off to his fellow bullpen mates.

July 22, 2018 02:20 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Returns from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Angels activated Johnson (back) from the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

Johnson rejoins the Angels for the first time since mid-June after a back strain kept him on the shelf longer than initially anticipated. The veteran right-hander checked out fine after making three rehab appearances over the past week and a half and should step back into a high-leverage setup role for the Angels. Prior to hitting the DL, Johnson submitted a 3.93 ERA and 31:13 K:BB across 34.1 innings.

July 19, 2018 03:36 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Moves rehab to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (back) shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake and gave up one hit in a scoreless inning for the affiliate in its 11-5 win over Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Johnson went more than a week between rehab outings, with his previous appearance coming June 8 for High-A Inland Empire. It's unclear if a setback was the reason behind the delay between outings, but Johnson nonetheless seems to be easing back from the injury. He should rejoin the Angels' bullpen shortly after the All-Star break.

July 7, 2018 07:48 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Beginning rehab assignment Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday.

Johnson hasn't pitched since June 11 after suffering a lumbar strain. He had thrown 34.1 innings with a 3.93 ERA prior to suffering the injury. The 35-year-old will likely fill a setup role when he returns to Los Angeles.

July 5, 2018 09:36 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Nearing rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (back) is nearing a rehab assignment, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The veteran reliever has been on the shelf with a lumbar strain since mid-June, but it appears he's close to getting back in the fold. The Angels haven't announced what steps Johnson needs to take before starting a rehab assignment; however, he will likely be pitching in minor-league games sooner rather than later. Once healthy, Johnson will likely reprise his role as a high-leverage setup man out of the Angels bullpen.

June 19, 2018 01:24 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Plays catch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (back) played catch on the field prior to the Angels' series opener Monday against the Diamondbacks, the Associated Press reports.

The fact that Johnson was throwing three days after being placed on the disabled list hints that a brief absence will likely be in store for the veteran right-hander. Once deemed healthy enough to come off the DL, Johnson will likely fill a setup role in front of closer Blake Parker.

June 16, 2018 12:00 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Lands on disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday due to a back injury.

The Angels officially deemed the injury a "lumbar strain", though they didn't mention any specifics regarding his current condition. Johnson's latest appearance came in Seattle on Monday, so he will be eligible to return from the DL next weekend if this is just a minor issue.

May 19, 2018 02:00 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Implodes in loss Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was tagged for four runs (three earned) on four hits while recording just one out in Thursday's 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

This wasn't a save situation, but the rough outing certainly doesn't help Johnson's chances at seeing saves following the announcement that closer Keynan Middleton (elbow) needed Tommy John surgery. The veteran's closing experience could keep him in the mix for saves going forward, but the surging Blake Parker, Cam Bedrosian and rookie Justin Anderson (who has recorded the only save since Middleton's major setback) are all options to close as well.

May 13, 2018 09:44 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Still in late-inning mix
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded three outs without allowing a run Sunday, although he did allow two hits and two walks against the Twins. He struck out one.

Keynan Middleton left with an elbow injury after recording the first two outs of the eighth inning. Johnson came in to get the final out and the first two outs of the ninth inning, but then Mike Scioscia turned to Blake Parker for the final out. It is unclear who will get the next save opportunity for the Angels, but it probably won't be Middleton, who is headed for an MRI. That leaves Parker and Johnson, so both are worth speculating on in deeper formats.

May 11, 2018 02:20 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Gets first save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson got the save against the Twins on Thursday, striking out two and walking one to lock down a 7-4 victory for the Angels.

It was the first save of the year for the veteran right-hander, who was able to right the ship after blowing one in his first save opportunity of the season against the Mariners on Saturday. With Keynan Middleton (elbow) just coming off the disabled list, the Angels perhaps needed someone to fill the void while Middleton gets back up to speed. Johnson could continue to see chances in the near term despite the rough showing in his first crack at the role.

May 6, 2018 06:48 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Fails to hold lead twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (0-1) was charged with his first blown save and first loss of the season after giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out one over 1.1 innings Saturday against the Mariners.

It was a rough night for the veteran after he failed to hold one-run leads in the 10th and 11th innings. His defense didn't do him any favors. Jefry Marte's throwing error in the 10th allowed the tying run to score, extending the game. While the first blown save wasn't entirely his fault, there were no excuses for the two runs he allowed the Mariners to score to walk things off in the 11th. The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher believes that Johnson had taken over the interim closer role for the Halos with Keynan Middleton hurt, but it's unclear if he will get another shot after Saturday's rough outing.

May 2, 2018 02:08 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Picks up third hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson retired just one batter en route to his third hold of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Orioles.

With Keynan Middleton (elbow) being placed on the disabled list, manager Mike Scioscia turned to Cam Bedrosian to protect a two-run lead in the ninth, which he failed to do. The failed save attempt could lead to Johnson -- who has experience as a closer -- potentially seeing opportunities going forward. The 34-year-old owns a 3.38 ERA through 16 innings, making him worth a speculative add for those hurting for saves.

April 5, 2018 08:48 AM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Solid in middle relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson struck out a batter over a clean inning in Wednesday's victory over the Indians.

Johnson was brought in to bolster a relatively young Angels relief crew. Despite his experience closing, the veteran arm has been deployed in earlier innings behind the likes of Blake Parker, Cam Bedrosian and Keynan Middleton. Manager Mike Scioscia is notorious for shuffling his late-inning options, but Johnson appears to be nothing more than a middle reliever at this time.

February 19, 2018 04:56 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: May form part of closer committee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Angels are likely to enter the season with a closer committee, Maria Guardado of reports.

While Blake Parker ended the 2017 season as the Angels' closer and seems to be the team's best reliever, manager Mike Scioscia says he prefers to have a number of pitchers able to pitch the ninth inning. If a committee approach ends up being used, Johnson would likely be a part of it, as he has 176 career saves and put up a respectable 3.98 xFIP last year even though his 5.56 ERA was quite ugly. Even in a nominal committee, however, the best arms tend to end up with the majority of the saves, and for the Angels, that would be Parker, not Johnson. Johnson could be a viable target in deep leagues, but Cam Bedrosian appears to be a better bet to pile up save chances with Parker if the committee approach holds up.

November 30, 2017 06:24 PM
Angels' Jim Johnson: Dished to Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was traded from the Braves to the Angels on Thursday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Justin Kelly.

Johnson spent all of 2017 in the Braves' bullpen, converting 22 of his 31 save opportunities while compiling a 5.56 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 61:28 K:BB in 56.2 innings. He fell out of favor as the team's closer in August and posted an unsightly 9.88 ERA, 2.12 WHIP and 6.6 K/9 over the final two months of the season (13.2 innings), so he likely won't get a shot to immediately reclaim his ninth-inning role with Los Angeles. Still, he should hold a high-leverage role in the Angels' bullpen next season.

September 26, 2017 01:16 PM
Braves' Jim Johnson: Returns to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (Achilles) tossed 1.2 perfect innings across two appearances Sunday and Monday.

A bout of Achilles tendinitis cost Johnson most of September, but he has recovered in time to make a few appearances before the end of the season. Johnson lost his grip on the closer role shortly after the All-Star break and has failed to get right in lower-leverage spots, posting an 11.12 ERA and 2.03 WHIP since Aug. 1. It's hard to imagine he will get the job back at any point in 2018.

September 14, 2017 09:44 AM
Braves' Jim Johnson: Dealing with Achilles tendinitis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson didn't make the trip to Washington due to Achilles tendinitis but could be available for this weekend's series against the Mets, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Johnson will get a little time off while dealing with this mild injury, which seems to have been plaguing him for a little time now since his last appearance over a week ago. The right-hander has had a rough last month, sporting a 21.00 ERA and 3.33 WHIP over his last six innings (eight appearances) on the mound.

August 24, 2017 08:24 AM
Braves' Jim Johnson: Struggles continue Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (6-3) took the loss Wednesday while blowing his ninth save of the season, entering the game in the eighth inning and getting tagged for four runs on three hits and a walk while failing to record an out in a 9-6 loss to the Mariners.

The veteran reliever has fallen completely apart, getting scored upon in four straight appearances and seeing his ERA balloon from 3.86 to 5.69 in the process. Johnson hasn't recorded a save in over a month, and without ninth-inning work to prop up his value, Johnson should be far away from any fantasy rosters right now.

July 31, 2017 01:56 PM
Braves' Jim Johnson: No longer primary closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will share closing duties with Arodys Vizcaino going forward, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "Probably mix and match maybe and see where we are at in the (opposing) lineups and things like that, and give some (other) guys a chance," Braves manager Brian Snitker said after Sunday's game.

Snitker's announcement comes one day after Johnson blew his eighth save of the year, but the decision likely has as much to do with the rebuilding Braves looking to the future as it does with the veteran reliever's actual performance. Johnson's 4.19 ERA does reflect some bad luck as compared to his 2.92 FIP, and he won't be out of the ninth-inning mix entirely, but in fantasy formats where every save isn't necessarily precious, it might be time to consider other options for his roster spot.

Situational Stats
vs Oakland 7.121 7.36016
vs LHB 25.200 5.260716
vs RHB 37.200 2.8701529
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week

Pitching Stats
2006BAL01 24.00110000 3.09881130
2007BAL00 9.00100000 2.03220021
2008BAL24 2.235400011 68.2541817032838
2009BAL46 4.11640001016 70.0733232832349
2010BAL11 3.422600016 26.132111021522
2011BAL65 2.6769000914 91.0803027522158
2012BAL21 2.49710005154 68.2552119331541
2013BAL38 2.94740005059 70.1722623571856
2014OAK-DET52 7.095400023 53.1694642563542
2015ATL-LAD26 4.46720001017 66.2773633552050
2016ATL26 3.06650002023 64.2572322332068
2017ATL63 5.56610002231 56.2593935812561
2018LAA53 3.846210025 63.1643827912245
Total 3846 3.79674200178229 704.27043302975436237531
Batting Stats
2006BAL1000000000 --- --- ---
2007BAL1000000000 --- --- ---
2008BAL54000000000 --- --- ---
2009BAL64000000000 --- --- ---
2010BAL26000000000 --- --- ---
2011BAL69000000000 --- --- ---
2012BAL71000000000 --- --- ---
2013BAL74000000000 --- --- ---
2014OAK-DET54100000100 .000 .000 .000
2015ATL-LAD72000000000 --- --- ---
2016ATL65100000100 .000 .000 .000
2017ATL61000000000 --- --- ---
2018LAA62000000000 --- --- ---
Total 674200000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2006BALP1100000 ---
2007BALP1000000 ---
2009BALP6401541010 .933
2011BALP6902581612 .960
2013BALP7402231722 .909
2014OAK-DETP540114610 .909
2015ATL-LADP720114610 .909
2018LAAP621113711 .909
Total  67421523910679 .954
More Pitching Stats
2006BAL053 1.6710000 .56321 39.0 .9380
2007BAL032 1.5000000 .37511 22.5 .3750
2008BAL310157 2.0232011 .219281 11.1 .2350
2009BAL39260 1.7241012 .270300 12.7 .4156
2010BAL13621 1.7601004 .296117 13.0 .3895
2011BAL314361 2.5142012 .238366 10.2 .3425
2012BAL110451 2.2032001 .220269 9.6 .2843
2013BAL49741 2.7811002 .273291 12.4 .3649
2014OAK-DET67833 2.58120004 .318263 18.6 .4381
2015ATL-LAD29445 2.3870003 .296291 13.8 .3887
2016ATL07642 2.0230106 .236266 11.1 .3313
2017ATL36545 1.5130003 .260256 13.5 .4059
2018LAA17660 1.4043005 .268268 12.4 .4143
Total 27970521 2.0645121333 .2623000 12.5 .36551
Postseason Pitching Stats
2012BAL01 8.44500023 5.18652014
Total 01 8.44500023 5.18652014
Minor League Pitching Stats
2001 R-Orioles01 3.8674000 18.21710832719
2002 R-Bluefield42 4.37119000 55.2523627531636
2003 R-Bluefield32 3.681111000 51.1622421241846
2004 A-Delmarva87 3.292017000106.2974439993093
2005 AA-Bowie00 0.0011000 7.03000126
2005 A-Frederick129 3.492827201159.21397762111964168
2006 AA-Bowie136 4.442726000156.01658077131157124
2007AAA-Norfolk612 4.072625200148.01647967151248109
2008AAA-Norfolk01 2.2511000 4.02110112
2010AFA-Frederick Keys00 3.0020000 3.06110001
2010AAA-Norfolk Tides00 0.0010000 1.01000000
2010AA-Bowie Baysox00 1.8041000 5.02111006
2010R-Gcl Orioles00 6.7544000 4.05331015
2014AAA-Toledo Mud Hens01 3.8640000 4.24320012
2016AFX-Rome Braves00 0.0011000 1.01000002
2016AAA-Gwinnett Braves00 0.0020000 2.02000001

Player Info

Johnson City, NY
Los Angeles Angels

MLB Experience:

2012: AL Rolaids Relief Winner